As we all know, YouTube gets paused once we switch to another app or navigate to another screen. There are many ways which let you play YouTube videos and run the app in the background. One of the easiest ways is to purchase the subscription for YouTube Red that is also ad free which cost US$9.99 per month. Here’s an app that lets you do so for free called as ‘Awesome Pop-up Video’ that is available for free on Google Play Store. With this app, the video is played in a small pop-up window while you are navigating through different screens and using other apps.
- Download and install Awesome Pop-up Video from Google Play Store.
- Use your browser to navigate to a YouTube video and copy the link.
- Launch Awesome Pop-up Video app.
- Paste the copied URL in the text box.
A pop-up appears in the middle of the screen which can be dragged to any position you like on the display screen and continue using the phone to perform other activities. To close the video you can tap on ‘x’ icon that appears on top right of the pop-up window.